Published on Aug 24, 2012
Tribute to Uncle Ray is the second album released by Stevie Wonder during his Little Stevie Wonder phase in 1962. The album was an attempt by Berry Gordy and Motown to introduce Stevie as a scion and legatee of Ray Charles simply by virtue of his colour and handicap. The album was traditionally followed by other tribute albums to Nat "King" Cole and Sam Cooke by Marvin Gaye and The Supremes respectively. Like his debut, this album failed to generate hit singles as Motown struggled to find a sound to fit Wonder, who was only 12 when this album was released.
All tracks composed by Ray Charles, except where indicated:
1. "Hallelujah I Love Her So"
2. "Ain't That Love"
3. "Don't You Know"
4. "The Masquerade" (Herbert Magidson, Allie Wrubel)
5. "Frankie & Johnny" (Traditional)
6. "Drown In My Own Tears" (Henry Glover)
7. "Come Back Baby"
8. "Mary Ann"
9. "Sunset" (Stevie Wonder, Clarence Paul)
10."My Baby's Gone" (Berry Gordy, Jr.)
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